Both fresh and saltwater fishing at Port Hardy, just to keep it interesting
From open ocean to tidal flats and rugged rivers, Port Hardy has a little something for everyone. At the top end of Johnstone Strait and the north end of Vancouver Island, the area is well-known, by angler and Orca alike, as place where salmon returning to rivers to the south congregate and then pass by. This area, a transition from open ocean to inland waters, is a perfect environment for all species of bottom fish too, including halibut. The local rivers are also renowned for trout and steelhead, making the area a true one-stop destination.
Several guides and outfitters call Port Hardy home. In these kinds of locations, a good guide can flatten the learning curve and make time spent on the water far more productive, especially when searching the rocky shores, narrow inlets and neighbouring isles for prime fishing locations. There are miles and miles of coastline to explore.
Port Hardy is the entry point to the rugged North Coast trail in Cape Scott Provincial Park. This area, whether land or sea, is steeped in natural beauty, making the destination a mecca for explorers.